Ok, so I went to Gamestop today to add a little more money towards me LE for Halo 4. When the clerk was doing the transaction, I asked “did the Halo 4 console really drop in price by 50 bucks?” and she said “yup, we did” and I was suddenly intrigued.
I asked her, “how much would my original glossy Xbox 360 Slim with 250GB hdd be of worth for trade in?”
“75 bucks, but we are currently doing a double instore credit for trade ins. So, if you trade it in within the promotional period, it is worth 150 bucks”. Well, this concerned me, because that included my HDD. She then said that the xbox slim itself (with not hdd) is 65 (130, with promo) and the HDD itself is 40 bucks! I found a loophole! So, all in all, I can get 170 bucks out of this deal (assuming the promo ends before I trade in my HDD, which I am keeping until I can transfer all my data).
This REALLY intrigued me.
So, I put 50 bucks down on the console, just in case I cave for it.
Basically, here is the situation:
Console = 350 bucks, as of now. 371, with tax.
LE = 100 bucks. (106, with tax).
I have 50 bucks down on the console and 39 down on the LE (both of which is from gift cards).
So far, the Console and LE will cost me…
Console = 321, with tax
LE = 61, with tax.
The net value of the two, currently, is 382.
If I trade in my xbox slim within the promo, I knock 130 bucks off of it, so that leaves the total price at:
Then, after I trade in my HDD…
And this is with BOTH the LE AND the console! The only thing is, is that I will be left without an xbox for 3 weeks
But, if I do this, I will have an extra copy of the game, so I will sell it on ebay for 63.60. People will be BEGGING for their copy at the time. So, this will knock the prie down to…
$158.40 WITH tax!!!
So, here is my question to you, fellow reclaimers: should I do it? Should I trade in my xbox by the end of the week, and suffer two and a half weeks of not having an xbox? Should I endure this challenge?
PS) What else should I do to knock down the price? How do I go about this? And also too…what do I do with my data? How do I transfer it all from one HDD to another xbox slim??